Amber Willis

Mathematics Research Specialist
TeachingWorks

Amber Willis is a mathematics research specialist at TeachingWorks at the University of Michigan. Amber contributes to the mission of TeachingWorks through her work on designing and facilitating practice-based learning experiences focused on high-leverage practices for mathematics educators, coaches, and teachers. She also has experience developing tasks for new National Observational Teaching Examination, a national project that is redesigning licensure assessments for teaching. Amber is an experienced mathematics teacher and teacher mentor. She taught for 11 years in middle and high school classrooms, including in Seoul, South Korea. She is currently a Rackham Merit Fellow doctoral candidate in mathematics education at the University of Michigan School of Education. Her research focuses on designing and studying practice-based professional learning experiences for pre-service and practicing K-12 mathematics teachers. Her interests are motivated by a commitment to intervene on inequities in schools and an interest in the impact of policies on mathematics education.

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